This feature in GpsGate will allow web pages to read the position from a GPS connected to your local computer in a safe and controlled way. This opens up for very cool web applications which can become position aware.
Some example applications are to make a form that automatically includes a GPS position before it is posted to a web server. Or a map displayed in the browser which marks out your current position.
Make sure you have GpsGate Client 2.6 or later installed, and have “GPS in Browser” added as Output.
Answers To Common Questions
1. Is it safe? Which web site can access my GPS position?
2. Can I connect my GPS to a map on any site now?
No, a web page must be specially designed to take advantage of this feature. See the developer section below for more information.
3. Can I turn this feature off?
Yes, simply remove “GPS in browser” from your Outputs in GpsGate. Or exit GpsGate.
4. Can the GPS be turned on only when it is accessed by a page?
Yes, make sure “Close input on idle” (Pocket PC) or “Close input when no outputs conencted” (Windows) is selected. With this option selected GpsGate will only activate the GPS when it is needed, this will save battery. You must select “Show more options…” in the “Advanced” tab to see this option. By default it is turned off.
The GPS in Browser function in covered in detail in this forum post.